Jumbo and Students


In the spirit of our motto, Pax et Lux (“Peace and Light”), Tufts University faculty and students work together as active global citizens, illuminating each other and the world. Centered in the vibrant academic landscape of Greater Boston, Tufts is the best of all worlds: a close-knit community with the resources of a major research university, welcoming campuses near big city opportunities, and a global network of accomplished alumni. Since 1852, Tufts University has prepared exceptional students in diverse fields for lives of learning and leadership. Our commitment to the liberal arts, vital research enterprise, and collaborative, interdisciplinary culture combine to spark curiosity and create resounding global impact. 


Tufts at a Glance


Year Tufts was established


Campuses, each with its own character: urban, suburban, and rural


Volumes in six total libraries


New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championships


Total faculty members

Excellence Adds Up

At Tufts, students discover the tools necessary to drive themselves—and the world—forward. Every student's unique experience is personalized by drawing from a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. 

Sponsored research during 2020-2021 in health, medicine, and dental
Number of arts and performance groups on campus (undergrad)
Student organizations, including 30 graduate and professional clubs

Jumbo the Elephant

Since 1885, our mascot, Jumbo, has inspired and encouraged everyone who wears the brown and blue.